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Researchers study unique couples intervention in Mozambique to reduce HIV transmission

Aug. 3, 2017—Researchers in the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health are testing whether a unique “couples-centered” intervention developed in the southern African nation of Mozambique can reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

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Preserving NIH’s Fogarty International Center crucial for global health efforts

May. 26, 2017—This week Douglas Heimburger, M.D., M.S., professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt, joined a growing chorus calling for preservation of the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Global health meet explores future needs

Jan. 26, 2017—The health of people around the world depends to a large extent on the ability of the global health community to predict what challenges must be met in the future.

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VIGH’s Vermund named dean of Yale School of Public Health

Oct. 27, 2016—Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., assistant vice president for Global Health and a member of the Vanderbilt University faculty since 2005, has been named dean of the Yale School of Public Health. He will begin this new role at Yale on Feb. 1, 2017.

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Study seeks to ease pediatric HIV infection rates in Africa

Mar. 3, 2016—Mother-to-child transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS, is still a major problem in resource-limited, rural areas of the world where health care providers are scarce.

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War trauma focus of Nov. 2 lecture

Oct. 29, 2015—Kaz de Jong, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist with Doctors Without Borders, will discuss the mental health challenges of caring for people traumatized by war during a special lecture at the Vanderbilt Nursing Annex on Monday, Nov. 2.

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Grants bolster HIV-focused research capacity

Aug. 20, 2015—The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) has received two new grants from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to build HIV-focused research capacity with key partners in Zambia, Mozambique and Brazil.

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Vermund named assistant vice chancellor for Global Health

Apr. 9, 2015—Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., has been named assistant vice chancellor for Global Health in recognition of the growing importance of globalization to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s research, teaching and patient care missions.

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U.S. Ambassador addresses progress fighting AIDS

Mar. 19, 2015—“Incredible progress” has been made in the fight against AIDS, but in some countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, “this epidemic is ready to get out of control,” U.S. Ambassador-at-Large Deborah Birx, M.D., told a Vanderbilt University audience last week. To illustrate the enormity of the problem, Birx compared AIDS to headline-grabbing Ebola. Since the latest...

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Traditional healers contribute to HIV care delays: study

Oct. 2, 2014—If you’re a native of rural Mozambique who contracts HIV and becomes symptomatic, before seeking clinical testing and treatment, you’ll likely consult a traditional healer.

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Aliyu receives alumnus award from UAB

Jun. 26, 2014—Muktar Aliyu, M.D., MPH, Dr.P.H., associate director for Research at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, is the recipient of the 2014 Alumnus Award for Scientific Excellence from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health.

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Vanderbilt University honors 20 as emeriti faculty

May. 9, 2014—Twenty retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 9, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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